December 03, 2015

Go Crazy With 5 Upgrades To Take Your Chandeliers To The Next Level

Some people are happy with regular chandeliers, but are you interested in doing something a little different?

There are an unlimited amount of options out there to make them stand out and we can't cover them all, but we're going to look at a few easy ones you should be able to handle.

You don't want to go crazy with the chandeliers in every room, but sometimes it's good to do something a little out of the ordinary.

Here are a selection of creative chandelier upgrades you could test out.

Fit Different Coloured Bulbs

Changing the colour of the light bulbs is an excellent way to change the look of your chandeliers and the rooms they're sitting in. There are a huge amount of options to choose from, so when trying to decide you need to think about the mood you want to create. Blue, for example, gives off a tranquil feel. You could even try mixing colours to end up with something completely original.

Hang Spinning Chandeliers

If you want to produce this kind of magic you will need a base with a motor inside, which will attach to your ceiling and the chandelier will hang from it. Chandeliers specifically designed to spin usually have the bulbs positioned in a way that makes the outer ones look like they're falling down, and when crystal chandeliers are used it's hard to take your eyes off them because they send you into a trance.

Spinning Crystal Chandelier

It Should Nearly Touch The Floor

Do you know why massive chandeliers stand out when you witness them in person? It isn't specifically their size, which is hard to gauge, but it's the fact they're almost touching the floor. If you want to create the same surreal experience you could hang one so it's almost touching your floor, but make sure it's a large one and you don't fit it in a room with a very high ceiling.

Aim For Simplicity

This might seem contradictory when you're looking for ways to make your chandeliers stand out, but sometimes going down the simplistic route will accomplish your goal. A basic one will also be able to add a touch of class to any room, but please understand when I say basic I mean the chandelier might look like thin tree branches with light bulbs hanging from them. You don't want to just buy the cheapest one you find online.

Paint Your Chandelier On Your Own

There are lots of options you could choose when taking paint to your own chandelier, but I want to give you an example of one you could use in your child's room. Hang a chandelier with lots of orbs dangling from it and paint them the same colours as the planets in the solar system. How you decide to add a ring around Saturn is up to you, but the painting should be easy.

See our blog post on The Cutest Chandelier Ideas for Your Nursery

Too Much Is A Bad Thing

As we mentioned earlier, too much of anything isn't great.

You don't want to turn your house into a circus, but if you're careful these ideas will work great.

Or you could use these ideas as inspiration and come up with your own way to take your chandeliers to the next level.